LASI 2017 Teacher Training Courses

Registration opens January 20, 2017.

Please register early to make sure that a class you want to take doesn't get canceled, or fill before you get a spot! 

Please read "Important Information" for more details regarding your Teacher Training experience. 

 

Please note that some scheduling information listed here may be subject to change.


Courses Offered at LASI 2017

Enrichment Course: All Together Now - Group Class Teaching for the Suzuki Teacher

Every Child Can!

Violin Unit 1,2,3

Viola Unit 2

Cello Unit 1

Piano Unit 2,3


Course Details

Enrichment Course

All Together Now - Group Class Teaching for the Suzuki Teacher

Instructor, Edmund Sprunger

  • June 23 1pm thru June 25 at 10am, 2017
  • This 10 hour course is on the art of group class teaching.
  • Open to violinists, but other instruments may audit the course.
  • Prerequisite is Unit 1.
  • Course will be registered with the SAA.
  • Class begins at 1pm on June 23 and ends at 10am on June 25.
  • Class fee: $200
  • Enrichment course fee is $150 if you also take Unit 2 or 3 at LASI 2017.

 

Every Child Can! (ECC)

Instructor, Ann Montzka Smelser

June 17, 2017

  • 6 hours of class time providing an inspiring, in-depth look at the Suzuki approach to teaching and learning.
  • For teachers, prospective teachers, parents, and others interested in the Suzuki philosophy and method. 
  • Required first course in the Suzuki Association of the Americas Teacher Development Program.
  • Class fee: $175 (includes all materials as well as lunch)
  • Class is from 9-12 and 1-4
  • Class is not instrument specific and you do not need to bring your instrument to class.

 

Violin Unit 1

Instructor, Ann Montzka Smelser

June 17-25, 2017

  • 28 hours of instruction
  • 15 hours of observation
  • Must take Every Child Can! (ECC) prior to beginning Unit 1.
  • Must complete the SAA audition process one month prior to beginning 
  • Read Dr. Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love
  • Memorize Book 1 repertoire.
  • Must take Unit 1 before completing other book levels.
  • Class fee: $750

 

Piano Unit 2 & 3

Instructor, Diana Galindo

Unit 2 June 17 later afternoon thru June 21 at noon, 2017

Unit 3 June 21 noon thru June 25 at 10am, 2017

  • 15 hours of instruction per unit
  • 8 hours of observation per unit
  • Class Fee: $500 for single unit, $900 for double unit

 

Violin Unit 2

Instructor, Sarah Bylander Montzka

June 19 at 9am thru June 23 at noon, 2017

  • 15 hours of instruction
  • 8 hours of observation
  • Observations on June 18 beginning at 1pm
  • Books 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order. 
  • Prepare repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance
  • Memorization is not required but recommended
  • Class is Violin/Viola Unit 2.
  • Trainer will demo on violin and participants are required to bring a violin to class everyday. Trainer will pick a “viola day” where participants have the option of bringing in violas. “Viola Day” will cover viola specific issues that require demonstration and exploration. Participants are welcome to bring violas on the designated “viola day” but it is not required.
  • Class will be registered with the SAA as Violin Unit 2.
  • Class begins at 9am on June 19 and ends at noon on June 23.
  • (Participants can take both Unit 2 and Enrichment Course if they wish.)
  • Class Fee: $500 

 

Viola Unit 2

Instructor, Sarah Bylander Montzka

June 19 at 9am thru June 23 at noon, 2017

  • 15 hours of instruction
  • 8 hours of observation
  • Observations on June 18 beginning at 1pm
  • Books 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order. 
  • Prepare repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance
  • Memorization is not required but recommended
  • lass is Violin/Viola Unit 2. 
  • Trainer will demo on violin and participants are required to bring a violin to class everyday. Trainer will pick a “viola day” where participants have the option of bringing in violas. “Viola Day” will cover viola specific issues that require demonstration and exploration. Participants are welcome to bring violas on the designated “viola day” but it is not required. 
  • Class will be registered with the SAA as Violin Unit 2.
  • Class begins at 9am on June 19 and ends at noon on June 23. 
  • (Participants can take both Unit 2 and Enrichment Course if they wish.) 
  • Class Fee: $500 

 

Cello Unit 1

Instructor, Abbey Hansen

June 18 at 9am thru June 25 at 10am, 2017

  • 28 hours of instruction 
  • 15 hours of observations
  • Must take Every Child Can! (ECC) prior to beginning Unit 1.
  • (Every Child Can may be taken on June 17 at LASI.)
  • Must complete the SAA audition process one month prior to beginning 
  • Read Dr. Suzuki’s Nurtured by Love
  • Memorize Book 1 repertoire.
  • Must take Unit 1 before completing other book levels.
  • Class fee: $750

 

Violin Unit 3

Instructor, Edmund Sprunger

June 19 at 9am thru June 23 at noon, 2017

  • 15 hours of instruction
  • 8 hours of observation
  • Observations on June 18 beginning at 1pm
  • Books 1, 2 and 3 must be taken in order. 
  • Prepare repertoire to be studied to the point of fluent performance
  • Memorization is not required but recommended
  • Class begins at 9am on June 19 and ends at noon on June 23. 
  • (Participants can take both Unit 3 and Enrichment Course if they wish.) 
  • Class Fee: $500 

Free Lectures

  • Parents/guardians of enrolled students and Teacher Trainer Program Participants may attend free lectures scheduled Sunday -Thursday at 4:25-5:05pm, which coincide with the Supplementary Classes for students.

  • Scheduled Sunday-Thursday at 4:25-5:05pm

  • Topics may include Suzuki Philosophy, communication, parent-child interaction, goals, early childhood development, working with teenagers, and instrumental techniques and musicianship. 
  • You will receive a schedule of lectures upon check-in.

Please Enroll Early:

  • Enroll early to make sure you get a spot - courses often end up with waiting lists.

  • LASI may cancel teacher training courses if enrollment is insufficient.

  • Please enroll by May 1 so that a course you wish to take is not cancelled.

  • If a course you enroll for is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will be notified by May 6.

  • If you choose to purchase a non-refundable plane ticket before May 6, LASI will not be liable.